Police arrest two more suspects in Tangail bus robbery, rape

They were arrested during raids in Gazipur's Kaliakoir, according to the police

Tangail Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 5 August 2022, 08:52 AM
Updated : 5 August 2022, 08:52 AM

Police have arrested two more people on charges of robbing passengers and raping a woman on a bus in Tangail.

The suspects, identified as 26-year-old Nurunnabi and 30-year-old Abdul Awal, were arrested in Gazipur's Kaliakoir on Thursday, according to Tangail's Superintendent of Police Sarkar Mohammad Kaiser.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

On Thursday, police apprehended Raja Miah in Tangail over his suspected involvement in the crimes. They also recovered three stolen mobile phones from him.

Based on the information he provided during interrogation, law enforcers conducted raids in Gazipur and caught Nurunnabi and Awal, SP Kaiser said at a media briefing on Friday.

Hekmat Ali, a passenger on the bus, filed a case with Tangail's Madhupur Police Station on Wednesday.

The case accuses around a dozen members of an inter-district robbery gang of hijacking the vehicle for three hours.

Raja, who was placed on a five-day remand by a court, is a bus driver and mainly drove Jhatika Paribahan vehicles on the Dhaka-Tangail route. He was the one who removed the bus driver and took the wheel, law enforcers said.

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They later ditched the vehicle near the Roktipara Jamme Mosque in Modhupur and fled.

The alleged rape victim was rescued and taken to Tangail Sadar General Hospital for tests, police said.

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